One of the eighteen sake breweries of Kochi is located in the town of Kure. Nishioka Shuzo, maker of the Junpei brand, has an attractive shop attached to the brewery, where you can see exhibits of antique sake brewing equipment and buy attractive sake paraphernalia.
Local sake is always brewed to match the local food and Junpei features the manga Tosa no Ipponzuri on its bottles, in its exhibits, and even on the door of its warehouse. The manga depicts the life of the fishermen of Kochi who pursue bonito in the Pacific Ocean with just a single fishing rod and a single-minded intensity. It’s no coincidence that Junpei is the perfect accompaniment to katsuo no tataki, Kochi’s signature seafood.
Name in Japanese: 西岡酒造
Pronunciation: nishioka shuzō
Address: 6154 Kure, Nakatosa, Takaoka-gun, Kochi 789-1301